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Media Coverage: 9to5’s Linda Meric talks with Jamila Bey about Low-Wage Working Women on the Sex, Polictics and Religion Hour

In recognition of Equal Pay Day on April 9, 2013, Linda Meric talks about the pay gap and a host of other issues affecting low-wage working women with Jamila Bey on the Sex, Politics, Religion Hour.

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Media Release: Women Allowed into Combat Jobs: But Still Fight for Equality at Home

9to5 and its allies will be protesting the pay gap that is robbing working women and their families an average of $11,000 annually. In observance of Equal Pay Day on April 9, 2013, 9to5 members are speaking out in California, Colorado, Georgia, Wisconsin and 14 other states calling for Congress to pass the federal Paycheck Fairness Act to end pay disparities.

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Action Alert: Protect Working Families – Support the Healthy Families Act Now

Read the heart-wrenching story of Patricia who lost her job because she didn’t have paid sick days. Then contact your Representative and Senators to ask them to support the Healthy Families Act. No one should lose their wages – or worse their job – to recover from a common illness or seek routine medical care.

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Media Release: Healthy Families Act has Power to Heal Country’s Workforce and Economy

The Healthy Families Act, which was just re-introduced this week, is a reasonable, common sense bill that would help ensure the economic security of tens of millions of workers.

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Media Release: 9to5 member testifies before the U.S. Senate

Carolle Fleurio who doesn’t get a single paid day off, even after seven years on the job, sacrificed a day’s wages to make the trip to Washington, D.C. She hopes that her testimony will promote policy change that will help millions of workers support their families and live a more economically secure life.

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Blog Post: Lifting Up not Leaning In is Key to Helping Women Get Ahead

What a lot of attention the book Lean In by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has generated. Whether or not you agree with Sandberg’s focus, there’s no doubt that she’s part of an ongoing national debate on the struggles of working women which highlights the challenges facing women in low-wage jobs, even if that wasn’t her intent.

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